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For nearly three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with two hours of up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports. With nearly 14 million listeners, Morning Edition draws public radio's largest audience.

One of the most respected news magazines in the world, Morning Edition airs Monday through Friday on more than 660 NPR stations across the United States, and around the globe on NPR's international services.

Its cast of regulars includes some of the most familiar voices on radio: correspondent Susan Stamberg; commentator Frank Deford; news analysts Cokie Roberts and Juan Williams; and newscasters Jean Cochran and Carl Kasell.

Produced by NPR in Washington, D.C., Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based in 17 countries around the world, and producers and reporters in 17 locations in the U.S. Their reporting is supplemented by NPR member station reporters across the country and a strong corps of independent producers and reporters in the public radio system.

Since its debut in 1979, Morning Edition has garnered broadcasting's highest honors — including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

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Politics
5:01 am
Fri December 12, 2014

House's Budget Bill Debate Unveiled Democratic Rifts, GOP Ambitions

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 2:43 pm

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Business
8:13 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Should Homeowners With Solar Panels Pay To Maintain Electrical Grid?

Solar energy panels on a roof in Marshfield, Mass.
Stephan Savoia AP

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 12:14 pm

The costs of solar energy are plummeting, and now are about on par with the electricity generated at big power plants. This new reality intensifies a long-running business and regulatory battle, between the mainline electric utility companies and newer firms that provide solar systems for homeowners' rooftops. Sometimes the rivalry looks more like hardball politics than marketplace economics.

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New York News
8:04 am
Thu December 11, 2014

NY Education Commissioner John King To Step Down

John King Jr. is stepping down as New York's education commissioner for a post in the Obama administration.

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North Country News
7:59 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Congresswoman-elect Elise Stefanik Assigned To Armed Services Commitee

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

U.S. Congresswoman-elect Elise Stefanik has been appointed to serve on two House committees. The Republican from New York’s north country’s 21st District was appointed to the Armed Services Committee and the Education and the Workforce Committee yesterday. Stefanik, 30, is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress after defeating Democrat Aaron Wolf and Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello in November. Stefanik is replacing the retiring Democrat Bill Owens.

WAMC News
7:57 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Congress agreeing on a spending bill and people's belief in the American dream.

Weather
6:53 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Credit WNYT

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

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Sports
5:59 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Sports Report: Red Sox Aquire Wade Miley From Diamondbacks

Diamondbacks left-hander Wade Miley has been traded to the Boston Red Sox for pitchers Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster, and a minor-leaguer.

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In Major League Baseball, the Boston Red Sox have acquired left-hander Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitchers Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster and a minor-leaguer yet to be identified.

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Strange News
5:15 am
Thu December 11, 2014

For The Sophisticated Souse, Fabric Infused With A Whiff Of Whiskey

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 8:13 am

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Book News & Features
5:15 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Join The Morning Edition Book Club: We're Reading 'Deep Down Dark'

Kainaz Amaria NPR

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 11:21 am

Welcome to the first meeting of the Morning Edition Reads book club! Here's how it's going to work: A well-known writer will pick a book he or she loved. We'll all read it. Then, you'll send us your questions about the book. And about a month later, we'll reconvene to talk about the book with the author and the writer who picked it.

Ready? Here we go:

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National Security
5:14 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Talking Point Or Proof Of Value: CIA Tactics And The 'Second Wave' Plot

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 2:15 pm

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